The aim of this study was to identify how the method of delivery and birth experience interfere with maternal psychological status early after puerperium. We conducted a prospective study on 148 women after puerperium from November 2017 to January 2018 in Bucur Maternity Hospital. Women that delivered vaginally mobilized in the first 6 hours in 73.7% of the cases, but for cesarean section after 12- 24 hours in 43.6% of the cases. Women described good support from the obstetrician in 58.1% of the cases. 90.5% of the women reported that the method of delivery did not have an impact on infant care and 73% had no lactation problems. The majority described little trauma, in 32.4% of the cases. 70.3% of the patients reported that they wanted to have more children and 59.5% of them desired the same method of delivery. Negative feelings, lactation, and taking care of the baby were not influenced in this study by the method of delivery, but by prematurity of birth and the complications that women experienced at birth.
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Liana, Ples; Sima, Romina M.; Carp, Delia; Alexandroaia, Camelia; Balalau, Denisa O.; Stanescu, Anca D.; and Olaru, Octavian G.
"The psychosocial impact of vaginal delivery and cesarean section in primiparous women,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol5/iss1/11